e-Skinny January 10, 2020
 
Sunday Worship Service
8:00 & 10:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:05 a.m.

            
January 13          Card Making
January 14          Women's Bible Study
                             Compassion Fund Group 11:00 a.m.
                             Communion Giver Group meeting 5:30 p.m.
                             Council
January 15          Altar Guild
January 19          9 a.m. Church Service only
                             No Sunday School
                            10 a.m. Annual Meeting of the Congregation                                             Youth Brunch    
January 22          Newsletter deadline
January 23          Do Day Quilters
January 27          Book Club  Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahlan
January 28          Women's Bible Study
         
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If you would like to be a reader at the services please indicate this on the back side of the attendance slips in your bulletin.
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Sign up sheets for Altar Flowers and Radio Broadcasts for 2020 are in the Narthex.
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Wednesday Night Supper January 15
Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, green beans, cottage cheese, strawberry dessert
 Adults are $4.00/Students $2.00
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  January 19  
Annual Meeting of the Congregation.  
There will be only one service at 9 a.m. and the meeting will follow at 10 a.m. 
No Sunday School.
The St. John youth will be serving a brunch during the meeting with donations going to the youth accounts.  Come support the youth of St. John while enjoying eggs, tortillas, sausage, ham, cheese, pancakes, and cinnamon rolls!

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2020 Giving Envelopes are in the Narthex.
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Meals on Wheels drivers are needed for 
January 13 - 17th. Sign up sheets are in the narthex 

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Copies of the 2020 Ministry Support Plan can be picked up in the Narthex
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Dartball at St. John
Dartball is a team activity at St. John.  Matches are played at St. John and other participating churches.  For more information, call Dennis Sande at 228-4113. A full schedule can be picked up in the St. John office.

Matches start at 7 p.m. Dates are:
January 15th          at St. John vs. Nashua Lutheran
January 22nd         at Pleasant Valley
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Youth News

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No Sunday School January 19th. Youth Board will be hosting a breakfast during the Annual Meeting that day.

Thank you to everyone that donated to our Christmas, Crafts and Kids $.25 Gift Store. We had a great turn-out and heard lots of positive comments afterwards.  We will be taking donations of Christmas items from now until January 15th for next year's sale.

The After School Program could use some donations of glue sticks, colored pencils, art boxes and some more snacks.  The kids especially like animal crackers, chocolate pudding cups, applesauce cups and apple juice. 
Thank you.

Attention 5th Grade Parents!
The 1st Communion parent/student/pastor instructional classes will be February 9th and February 16th at 9 a.m. Save the dates!

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

Now is a good time to be working on those shawls, whether you want to quilt, knit or crochet. We sent out a lot in October and could use some to replenish our stock and be ready for those in need of one. If you think of someone in a trying circumstance, then please come check one out and give that person a visit. They are available through the office during office hours. 
There is also a book of patterns and information of shawl size and tips in the office, plus lots of yarn in the clothing room that is free to use.
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Church Cancellation Policy for Inclement Weather and Emergency Situations

Click on link for document.
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Simply Giving is a stewardship program that allows anyone from St. John the chance to give their offering through electronic funds transfer (EFT) directly from their checking or savings account.
You determine the amount you want to give and the frequency of your giving. You may sign up or make changes in the office. 
You can also print out the form by clicking on the link below.

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St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
641-228-3397
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Editor:  Janet Petefish